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Next Exhibit Opens at TC Arts Council Gallery Friday, July 24

Exhibit Runs: July 24 – August 7

 

Art Spark Exhibit Poster

The Transylvania Community Arts Council will open its newest exhibit, ART SPARK – Outdoor Garden Art, this Friday, July 24 just in time for the Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walk. This exhibit is a sneak preview of artwork donated by local artists for the TC Arts Council’s August 9th ART SPARK Auction and Garden Party.  The public is invited to attend the TC Arts Council’s Annual Meeting and Opening Reception for the Art Spark Exhibit this Friday, July 24 starting at 5 pm and running thru Gallery Walk till 8 pm.  The exhibit will be on display at the TC Arts Council from July 24 – August 7.

Participating artists whose work will be on display at TC Arts include: Christine Kosiba, Charles Guffey, Suzie Knapp, Elda Brown, Katy Rosenberg, Isabelle Von Losch, Joseph Basting, Holland Van Gores, Freddie Hart, Sue Hershey,  Rob Travis, Jill Hayne, Shellie Lewis-Dambax, Dave Lassater, Mary Murray, John Dodson – Mud Dabbers Pottery,  Marty Ray,  Hanes Hoffman, Terry Barham,  Peggy McGoldrick, Chuck Kidwell, Cathy Langdon, Susan Stanton, Mark Connelley, Christopher Evans,  Amy Schoenacher, Anita Funston, Mossin’ Annie Martin, Patricia Travis,  Barbara Walter, Deborah Kidwell, , Rachel Rogers & John Peil and many more. Live paintings will be created at the ART SPARK, August 9 event with Ann DerGara, Eric DerGara, John Davis, and Ashley Sterling Lowe. Tickets for that event can be purchased at the TC Arts Council.

Businesses & Individuals donating auction items that will also be on display for the exhibit: Range Rover – driving experience at Biltmore Estate, Harris Ace Hardware – garden supplies, 35° North Landscaping, Bikram Yoga Brevard – 10 class card, Lynne & David Joyce – hand-painted wildlife screen, Wine Down, Highland Books, Sycamore Cycles, White Squirrel Paddle Boards, Theophilus, New Leaf Nursery, Grateful Dog – gift basket, Brevard Health & Racquet Club-1 month membership, Juice Plus+ Dori Miller—Tower Garden,  Kathy Zimmermann – Designs by Kathy,  Bill’s Boiler Room—Appalachian Coffee and much more.

 

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 SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

 Art Auction & Garden Party @ Old Bishop Place Farm

Tickets $55

On Sale at TC Arts Council 349 S. Caldwell Street Brevard

828.884.2787

TC Arts Council to Host Art Spark 2015 – Art Auction & Garden Party

The Transylvania Community Arts Council will host its summer “fun”-raiser ART SPARK – ignite your passion for the arts, on Sunday, August 9 at Old Bishop Place Farm in Cedar Mountain from 5 pm – 8 pm. This will be an art auction of “Outdoor Art” and a Garden Party.  The auction items of garden and outdoor artwork are designed and crafted by local artisans. There will be a live auction, silent auction and a raffle during the evening. Come experience the creative process as several local artists create paintings during the party to be auctioned as the evening’s Grand Finale. Live painters include: Ann DerGara, Eric DerGara, Ashley Sterling Lowe, and John Davis.

Tickets to Art Spark are $55 and include: heavy hors-d`oeuvres, two drink tickets, dessert and the chance to participate in the auction. All proceeds benefit the Transylvania Community Arts Council. Madeline Dierauf will provide musical entertainment on the fiddle. (12 year old winner of the TC Arts Council Talent Competition). To purchase tickets contact the TC Arts Council at 828.884.2787 or stop by at 349 S. Caldwell Street in downtown Brevard.

Participating artists include: Christine Kosiba, Charles Guffey, Suzie Knapp, Elda Brown, Katy Rosenberg, Isabelle Von Losch, Joseph Basting, Freddie Hart, Sue Hershey,  Rob Travis, Jill Hayne, Shellie Lewis-Dambax, Joe Bruneau, Dan Bresnahan, Dave Lassater, Mary Murray, John Dodson,  Marty Ray,  Hanes Hoffman, Terry Barham,  Peggy McGoldrick, Chuck Kidwell, Mark Connelley,  Amy Schoenacher,  Anita Funston , Mossin’ Annie Martin, Patricia Travis,  Barbara Walter, Deborah Kidwell, Susan Stanton, Rachel Rogers & John Peil and many more.

Event Sponsors include: Food Matters Market & Café,  Encompass Advisors, Steve Owen & Associates,  Harris Architects,  Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, Oskar Blues, Trade-Arama Folk Art & Antiques, Catherine & Kent Heuser, ROOST, Brevard Health & Racquet Club, Connie Boylan, Leadership First Co, LLC – Lynne C. Joyce,  Water Oaks Dental Group – Doctors Krishinger & Root & Assoc, PLLC, State Farm Insurance – Meredith Baldridge Agent, Amy Jo Riddick – Accounting & Financial Services, and Ingles.

Businesses donating auction items: Range Rover – driving experience at Biltmore Estate, Harris Ace Hardware – garden supplies, New Leaf Nursery, Grateful Dog – gift basket, Brevard Health & Racquet Club-1 month membership, Juice Plus+ Dori Miller—Tower Garden,  Kathy Zimmermann – Designs by Kathy,  Bill’s Boiler Room—Appalachian Coffee and much more.

To become a participating artist, sponsor or donating business, please contact Kristin or Tammy at the TC Arts Council at 828.884.2787 or by email to tcarts@comporium.net.  To catch a sneak preview of auction items for Art Spark, stop by the TC Arts Council Gallery for the Art Spark Exhibit which will run from July 24 – August 7.  A reception will be held from 5 pm – 8 pm during the July 24 Gallery Walk and TC Arts Council’s Annual Meeting.  For more information call the TC Arts Council at 828.884.2787 or go to www.tcarts.org.

 

Sponsored by:

 Food Matters new logo colorOB.OVAL.BOTH    audrey love charitable foundation logo Encompass Logo 1

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Steve Owen Logo V3

Drs. Krishinger Root & Assoc, PLLC    

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Brevard Health & Racquet Club

CONNIE BOYLAN

Catherine & Kent Heuser

Leadership First Co., LLC – Lynne Joyce

Juice Plus+ – Dori Miller

 Ingles

Businesses & Individuals donating auction/raffle items:

Businesses & Individuals donating auction items that will also be on display for the exhibit: Range Rover – driving experience at Biltmore Estate, Harris Ace Hardware – garden supplies, 35° North Landscaping, Bikram Yoga Brevard – 10 class card, Lynne & David Joyce – hand-painted wildlife screen, Wine Down, Highland Books, Sycamore Cycles, White Squirrel Paddle Boards, Theophilus, New Leaf Nursery, Grateful Dog – gift basket, Brevard Health & Racquet Club-1 month membership, Juice Plus+ Dori Miller—Tower Garden,  Kathy Zimmermann – Designs by Kathy,  Bill’s Boiler Room—Appalachian Coffee and much more.

 

 

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 And the WINNERS of the Transylvania Community Arts Council​’s

Duck Race for Kreative Kids . . .

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1st Place – Ruth Anne Weisenauer

2nd Place – Prentiss Brewer​

3rd Place – Carol Brown

4th Place – Nathan Damm

5th Place – Frank Folmer

6th Place – Joe Narsavage

7th Place – Pete Ward​

8th Place – Meghan Reece

9th Place – Kinley Rzepka

10th Place – Nancy Knights

Last Place Lucky Duck – James Fabian

Thank you to our sponsors: The Transylvania Times, Comporium, Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, The River House, Head to Tail Natural Grooming, St. Marie Financial, Sunset Motel, DD Bullwinkel’s, Rocky’s Grill & Soda Shop, Blue Ridge Bakery, Locals, Number 7 Arts and Think It Studio.

 

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10th Anniversary of Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walks

July 24, August 28, September 25

October 23, November 27, December 18* (*due to the Holidays)

5 pm – 8 pm in Downtown Brevard

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 Oskar Blues Trolley Runs 6 – 8 pm with stops at:

Visitor Center, Hunters & Gatherers, The Haen Gallery & 185 King Street, and the TC Arts Council

Galleries & Art Spots Participating:

TC Arts Council, Number 7 Fine Arts & Crafts Gallery, Red Wolf Gallery, Drew Deane Gallery, Trade-Arama Folk Art & Antiques, The Haen Gallery, Hollingsworth Gallery, The Gallery at 44,  Hunters & Gatherers,  Local Color, Gravy, Brevard Collective, and the Brevard Lumberyard Arts District Studios.

Retail – Business Supporters Participating: 

D. D. Bullwinkel’s, Main Street Ltd., Theophilus, White Squirrel Shoppe, Broad Street Wines, Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center and Underground Salavage.

Music Venues Participating:

185 King Street & The Phoenix

Restaurants Participating:

The Falls Landing, The Square Root, Marco Trattoria, Jaime’s Creole Brasserie, The Phoenix, Rocky’s Grill and Soda Shop, and Quotations.

 

 

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 Family Clay presented by Mountain Roots, Inc at TC Arts Council

July 25, August 15, August 29

from 9am – 11 am

Mountain Roots, Inc will lead this pottery program for families called Family Clay. It takes place at the TC Arts Council located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard, NC. Cost is $40 per participant and all children must be accompanied by an adult. There needs to be a minimum of 4 participants for this class to be held. To register call TC Arts Council at 828-884-2787. For questions about the program email Mountain Roots, Inc. ali@mountainroots.org.

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Try Pottery for Adults 15+ 

Presented by Mountain Roots, Inc at TC Arts Council

July 18 (wheel throwing)

August 8 (hand building)

August 15 (wheel throwing)

August 29 (hand building)

6 pm – 8 pm

Mountain Roots, Inc will lead this pottery program for adults (15+) on Saturday, evenings on the following dates: It takes place at the TC Arts Council located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard, NC. Cost is $40 per participant. There needs to be a minimum of 4 participants for this class to be held. To register call TC Arts Council at 828-884-2787. For questions about the program email Mountain Roots, Inc. ali@mountainroots.org.

 

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THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR SPONSORS:

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Arts Industry Returns $671,000 in Revenue to Local and State Coffers

Brevard, NC – Transylvania County was one of 182 study groups representing all 50 states and Washington DC that participated in the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study to determine the economic impact of the arts in our county. The most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States, Arts & Economic Prosperity IV was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. The Transylvania Community Arts Council spearheaded this study in our county.

Nationally, the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study reveals that the nonprofit arts and culture industry produced $135.2 billion in economic activity during FY2010. This spending–$61.1 billion by nonprofit arts and culture organizations plus an additional $74.1 billion by their audiences—supported 4.1 million full-time equivalent jobs and generated $22.3 billion in federal, state and local tax revenues.

“This study shines a much needed light on the vital role that arts play in stimulating and sustaining economic development,” says Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “Contrary to popular belief, the arts are a bustling industry that supports a plethora of diverse jobs, generates significant revenues for local businesses, federal, state and local governments and provides quality of life that positions communities to compete in our 21st century creative economy.”

The State of North Carolina was one of 10 state regions in this study. It ranked 3rd behind the States of Illinois and Pennsylvania producing $1.2 billion in nonprofit arts and culture expenditures, supported 43,605 full-time equivalent jobs and generated $119 million in local and state revenues.

In Transylvania County, 14 of the participating Arts and Culture nonprofits generated $8,600,000 in annual economic activity—supporting 240 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $671,000 in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV national economic impact study.

According to the study, these participating Transylvania County nonprofit arts and culture organizations spent $4,366,000 during fiscal year 2010. This spending is far-reaching: organizations pay employees, purchase supplies, contract for services and acquire assets within their community. Those dollars, in turn, generated $4,909,000 in household income for local residents and $671,000 in local and state government revenues. And all of this was in an economic down year. The economic comparisons between 2005, the last time this study was done, and 2010 showed unemployment up, consumer confidence down foreclosures up, local attendees down, recreation, entertainment, shopping, tourism, food & beverage all down in 2010.

Tammy Hopkins, executive director of the TC Arts Council said, “$8,600,000 in annual economic activity, that’s a big number. However this number is the economic impact of just 14 of our local nonprofit arts and culture organizations. This study only included the nonprofit arts and culture organizations in the county. It did not include any of the for-profit organizations such as the art galleries, art businesses, artists and musicians in the community. Imagine how big the ARTS economic impact number would be if they were all included.”

Paula Wesley, who spearheaded this study for the Transylvania Community Arts Council, said, “It took a lot of cooperation from the arts and culture organizations, donors and volunteers to do this study. During this study, we discovered that Transylvania County has 80 nonprofit arts and culture organizations, 24 art galleries and 59 arts and cultural related businesses putting on 262 art events a year. Not bad for a town with under 50,000 population! And even with only 14 of our 80 nonprofit arts and culture organizations participating in this study, we ranked 8th in the country among our study group of 19 with populations under 50,000.”

And nonprofits depend heavily on their volunteers. The study showed that in Transylvania County the 14 participating arts and culture organizations reported 1680 volunteers contributed 34,820 donated hours representing a value of $743,733.

Arts Industry Boon for Local Businesses

In addition to spending by organizations, the Transylvania County nonprofit arts and culture industry leverages $4,194,000 in event-related spending by its audiences. As a result of attending a cultural event, attendees often eat dinner in local restaurants, pay for parking, buy gifts and souvenirs, and pay a babysitter. What’s more, attendees from out of town often stay overnight in a local hotel. In Transylvania County, these dollars support 240 full-time equivalent jobs and generate $671,000 in local and state government revenues.

The study also showed that residents spent an average of $15 per event where as no-residents spent an average of $47 at the same event. 59.4% of our attendees said this event was their primary purpose for the trip to Transylvania County. In addition, 51.3% of Transylvania County residents reported that they would have traveled to a different community in order to attend a similar cultural event and 65.9% of non-residents reported the same. According to the report, this shows that “if a community does not provide a variety of artistic and cultural experiences, it will fail to attract the new dollars of cultural tourists. It will also lose the discretionary spending of its local residents who will travel elsewhere to experience the arts.”

Linda A. Carlisle, the state’s cultural resources secretary, said in a news release that the study shows “that an investment in the arts is an investment in a growth industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue and is one of the cornerstones of tourism.” Wayne Martin, executive director of the NC Arts Council, said the study highlights the fact that arts organizations are businesses. “They employ people locally, purchase goods and services from within the community, are members of the Chamber of Commerce…and are key participants in marketing their cities and regions.”

TC Arts Council cannot thank enough the following individuals who made this study possible by their financial support and encouragement: Nick Bayne, RCG Realty; Bruce & Sandy Kirkman; Joe Bruneau, Number 7 Fine Arts & Crafts Cooperative; Joan VanOrman & Sue Hershey, Bluewood Photography; Mike Kanan, Exit Realty; Madrid Zimmerman, Heart of Brevard; John Gardner & Betsy Barefoot; Mark Burrows, Economic Development; Tourism Development Authority; Tammy Hopkins, TC Arts Council; and last, but not least John Felty, Looking Glass Entertainment.

Special recognition and appreciation is paid to John Felty for his participation in this study because at every event he organized at the Porter Center he encouraged the audience to take the survey and support the arts. His efforts allowed the TC Arts Council to reach the survey goal for the year.

Wesley also recognized her lead surveyor, Beth Sumner, Manager at Elements Spa for giving up week nights and weekends to help her survey the cultural audiences. Several other volunteers assisted with the surveys throughout the year as well. They are Julia Batliner, Dee Whinnery, Cindy Roach, Paul Thomas, Don Bieger and Dan Donofrio.

Wesley said, “Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. They have conducted hundreds of similar economic impact studies in all 50 states. Their methodology is so sound that their economic impact data is used consistently by the Congressional Arts Caucus on the floor of the US House of Representatives to support federal arts funding.”

The Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study was conducted by Americans for the arts and supported by The Ruth Lilly Fund of Americans for the Arts. Americans for the Arts’ local, regional, and statewide project partners contributed both time and financial support to the study. The full text of the national statistical report is available at www.Americansforthearts.org/economicimpact . Research Partners who endorse this study are: the United States Conference of Mayors, Business Civic Leadership Center, National Association of Counties, Grantmakers in the Arts, Destination Marketing Association International, CECP (an international forum of business CEO’s), National League of Cities and The Conference Board.

For more information call Paula Wesley or Tammy Hopkins at the TC Arts Council 828-884-2787 or go to www.tcarts.org. To pick up a study packet stop by the TC Arts Council located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard. To learn more about the ARTS of Brevard and Transylvania County go to www.artsofbrevard.org.

Click here to download the Arts & Economic Prosperity Report

Click here to download the Summary of Economic Impact Findings


Why Arts Programming is Essential for Young Students

·         Art helps students make new connections and think “outside the box.”

·         Expression in the arts helps students develop cognitive and physical skills.

·         Each art form brings special ways of perceiving the world, utilizing critical thinking and problem solving skills.

·         The arts help transform the school environment to one of discovery and learning.

·         Art criticism helps students develop observation and analytical skills that can be transferred to other areas of study.

·         The arts are essential to an understanding of personal, local, national and global cultures, past and present.

Artwork from the Transylvania County Student Art Show
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In Western NC, Creativity Means Business
Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, artists, creative workers, entrepreneurs and businesses producing innovative products make up the Creative Economy. The Creative Industry supports jobs, generates government revenue, and is a cornerstone of tourism. With a nationally competitive market for creative employment, new talent and skilled workers continue to be drawn to western N.C. The nonprofit arts and culture sector alone is a $140 million industry in western N. C.

In Western NC, Creativity Means Jobs
More than 14,000 people in western N.C. have jobs in creative occupations, and the number is increasing every year. Creative sector jobs in western N.C. increased 6 percent from 2010 to 2011. Cultural programs draw new talent and keep skilled workers. Counties with higher proportions of workers in arts-related occupations are more likely to retain current residents and attract new ones. And the presence of creative workers is strongly associated with rising household incomes.

In Western NC, Creativity Means Growing Economies
The rich cultural traditions in craft and music are sustainable place-based economic development opportunities that cannot be outsourced. These traditions attract thousands of visitors, investors and potential residents to the region who spend money each day for authentic experiences. Audience members from outside the region at nonprofit arts and culture programs spend an average of nearly $60 per person in the community beyond the cost of the event. All nonprofit cultural audiences spend $60.7 million a year. Nonprofit arts organizations contribute $79 million to the western N.C. economy each year. Together, nonprofit arts groups and their audiences return more than $6 million in annual revenue to local governments.

For more information on how the Creative Economy fuels North Carolina’s economy, visit the North Carolina Arts Council’s Creative Economy Portal at www.ncarts.org/creative_economy
2011 data compiled by The North Carolina Arts Council, part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

Transylvania Community Arts Council
349 South Caldwell Street
Brevard, North Carolina 28712
828-884-ARTS (2787) 
tcarts@comporium.net 

Gallery Hours – Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Directions to Transylvania Community Arts Center/Council.